As a Francis Bacon triptych sold for $142.4 million at a New York auction last night, the city popped with fundraising, retail excursions, Harvey Weinstein film showcases, and a heavyweight boxer in the ring at the New York Public Library.
New Zealand canceled a visa for Mike Tyson, the former heavyweight boxing champion convicted of rape, after a charity which was expected to benefit from his visit withdrew its support, Associate Immigration Minister Kate Wilkinson said.
Evander Holyfield is selling the boxing gloves from the heavyweight bout in which Mike Tyson bit off part of his ear, auctioning medals, championship belts and other memorabilia after losing his home to foreclosure.
The impact of leather on leather imparts a pleasing crack as Pierre Andurand releases a combination of jabs and hooks onto pads being held by his coach. Powerful shoulders hint at a past as an elite swimmer in France.